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Santorini Family Hotels – Tips and Recommendations
- The best places on Santorini for families: Fira, Oia, Firostefani, Imerovigli, Kamari, and Perissa.
- Fira is busy and lively. Firostefani and Imerovigli are quieter and walking distance from Fira. Oia is best for a stroller. Kamari and Perissa have the beach (but no caldera views).
- Booking.com – the best website for booking hotels in Santorini.
- Best Luxury Hotel for Families in Santorini: Villas at Aria – separate from the hotel suites, each have their own private jacuzzi, and you can still use the large pool at the hotel.
- Best Hotel for Families in Fira: Aria Suites
- Best Hotel for Families in Firostefani: Tsitouras Collection
- Best Hotel for Families in Imerovigli: Andronis Concept Wellness Resort
- Best Hotel for Families in Oia: Strogili
- Ampelonas Apartments in Imerovigli is a great mid-range hotel for multiple families traveling together.
- Santorini Family Beach Resort: Aqua Blue Beach Hotel
- Good Cheap Hotels in Santorini for Families: San Giorgio Villas (Fira) • Merovigliosso Apartments (Imerovigli) • Anemomilos Hotel Apartments (Oia)
- Best Villa for Families in Santorini: Oia Mansion
The 24 Best Hotels for Families in Santorini
Aria Suites and Villas – Fira
Great location a short walk from central Fira but down a quiet lane away from the crowds. Nice pool. Views of the caldera, but the hotel is located just back from the cliff so it’s one of the few luxury hotels that allow children. The Carmen and Norma suites are the largest and comfortably sleep a family of 5. There are also the brand new villas that are set off on their own and have great views and their own private jacuzzis. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 28650)
Andronis Concept Wellness Resort – Imerovigli
The most family-oriented hotel in Santorini, this luxury wellness hotel offers spacious suites and villas, all with private heated plunge pools, plus 3 larger shared pools (2 heated, 1 unheated). Family perks include kids’ yoga and spa treatments, cooking classes, tennis, and kids’ amenities in the suites and at the pool. The restaurant menu is overseen by a nutritionist and offers healthy, delicious options all day with many ingredients grown onsite in their gardens and vineyard. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 36767)
Tsitouras Collection – Firostefani
Small, luxury hotel (just 5 rooms) with an infinity pool, complimentary a la carte breakfasts, fewer stairs than neighborhing properties, and sweeping caldera views over the volcanoes, Thirassia, and Santorini itself from tip to tip. Spacious 1 and 2-bedroom suites sleep up to 5 guests, and the 3-bedroom villa sleeps 6 with a full kitchen and a private pool. Great food and drinks are available all day, made with careful consideration of special diets or food allergies. Complimentary arrival and departure transfers. Wonderful location within a 3-minute walk to the Firostefani bus stop and several great restaurants. (Hotel phone: +30 22680 23747)
Strogili – Oia
Charming, luxury hotel offering a large pool and sweeping caldera views in a quiet area near the heart of Oia. Cave Houses and Villa offer large private terraces and sleep up to 5, while One Bedroom Villas with Hot Tubs sleep up to 4. Located at the east end of Oia, near several cafes and restaurants, about a 4-minute walk to the pedestrian-only path and about a 10-minute walk to the heart of the village. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 71125)
Astra Suites – Imerovigli
One of the best luxury hotels on Santorini, with a beautiful pool and incredible sunset and caldera views. The hotel is mostly adults-only, though older children are allowed in The Family Suite and the Astra Private Villa (500 meters away from the main hotel). Both the suite and the villa offer 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchenettes, and private outdoor jacuzzis; the Astra Private Villa also has its own pool. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 24763)
Oia Mansion – Oia
This enormous, private, luxury villa sleeps 8 with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a full kitchen, incredible sunset view terraces, and an outdoor jacuzzi. The villa offers all of the amenities and services of a 5-star hotel, including complimentary breakfast delivery, 24 hour concierge, twice daily maid service, and much more. The shops and restaurants of Oia are just out the gate but since the property sits above Oia’s lanes and alleys you feel completely removed from the crowds. (Hotel phone: +30 21468 79915)
Celestia Grand – Mesaria/South Fira
Luxurious villa collection, each unit with kitchenettes, spacious terraces, private heated pools, and sweeping sunset caldera views. All villas have indoor jacuzzi tubs, and some add outdoor hot tubs. Villas range from studios to 2-bedroom units with some villas spread over 2 floors. Perks include airport and port transfer, an all-day shuttle to Fira, and daily breakfast delivery. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 25900)
Tholos Resort – Imerovigli
Luxury, sunset-view hotel in the caldera with a pool, an upscale Mediterranean restaurant, and a la carte breakfast delivered daily to each suite. 1 and 2-bedroom suites and the 2-bedroom villa accommodate 4 to 5 guests, featuring kitchenettes and private, outdoor jacuzzis; the villa adds and indoor swimming pool. Located in the heart of Imerovigli, near Skaros Rock and tons of restaurants. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 22618)
Aqua Blue Hotel – Perissa Beach
Beachfront luxury hotel with 2 pools and a kids’ pool, a serviced beach area, and a Mediterranean restaurant. A few room types sleep up to 4, but the Maisonettes (lofts) are best, with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a kitchenette. Aqua Blue is one of only a handful of wheelchair accessible hotels in Santorini, and the staff is super helpful and ready to assist in any way. Convenient location on Perissa Beach (the nicest sand of any Santorini beach) with many places to eat, drink, and get ice cream within a short walk. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 85015)
Elysian Santorini – Finikia
Spacious 1- or 2-bedroom luxury villas, each with a private pool or jacuzzi and sunset views over the Aegean Sea (not the caldera). The hotel is designed like a village, with winding stony pathways and gardens between the buildings, plus one of the largest infinity pools on the island. The location in the quaint, traditional village Finkia is incredibly peaceful: removed from the crowds, yet still accessible to the caldera sunsets, fine dining, and shopping of Oia. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 71434)
270° Oia’s View – Finikia
Luxurious property with 4 gorgeous villas with 2 or 4 bedrooms and 3 cave houses that can be either a studio or a 1-bedroom. Each unit includes at least 1 cave-style bedroom, a full kitchen, a large garden patio, a private swimming pool, and sunset views toward the caldera (though the property is not in the caldera). Family-friendly amenities include high-chairs, cribs, and pool floats. The location is within walking distance of Oia and Finikia villages, but removed from the crowds. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 72246)
Santorini Princess Presidential Suites – Akrotiri
4 lavish 3-bedroom/3-bathroom villas, all with heated private pools and outdoor jacuzzis, lawns and gardens, private gyms, parking spaces, and panoramic sunset views over the caldera and volcanoes. Services include daily breakfast delivery, daily maid service, and a 24 hour staff. A 2018 renovation has added a full-service spa, community pool, kids’ pool, restaurant, and bar. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 85150)
Mythique Villas Santorini – Finikia
Three spacious luxury villas with caldera views and private pools in a quiet neighborhood just outside of Oia. The property offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas ranging from 80 to 110 sqm and all with their own private pools and stunning caldera views. Service is completely personalized, and though this is a self-catering hotel, staff is always available to handle any request or to arrange exclusive experiences. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 72363)
Galaxy Suites – Imerovigli
Luxury boutique hotel with 2 pools, a fantastic restaurant, and direct sunset caldera views throughout the property. The hotel offers 2 spacious villas for up to 6 guests, each with 150 sqm of living space with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a private pool, and indoor jacuzzi. Its restaurant and pool club at Le Moustache is among the very best in Santorini. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 22753)
Tamarix Del Mar Suites – Kamari Beach
Affordable, luxury hotel with a large outdoor pool and attached kids’ pool, a small indoor heated pool in the spa, a playground, and babysitting on request. Almost all suites and apartments sleep 4 to 5 guests, though the split levels (maisonettes) are the most spacious and comfortable for families. All units include kitchenettes and a few add private, outdoor jacuzzis. The poolside restaurant offers daily lunch and a complimentary, American breakfast buffet. Just a 2-minute walk to Kamari Beach and several family-friendly restaurants and beach clubs.(Hotel phone: +30 22860 34173)
Charming, cave-style hotel with breathtaking caldera views just steps from the Byzantine castle ruins. This tiny, affordable hotel offers spacious houses and a private villa, all of which include a kitchenette, private terraces with panoramic sunset views, and can comfortably sleep up to 6 guests. A simple breakfast is provided daily with homemade cakes, bread, and espresso prepared by the owners, a friendly, welcoming Greek couple who treat all guests like their own family. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 71466)
Santorini Kastelli Resort – Kamari Beach
Luxury resort with 7 pools (4 for all guests and 3 semi-private), a holistic spa, vineyard, and fitness center. Their Suites sleep up to 4 guests and can be 1-bedroom or loft style with a queen-sized bed and 2 single-sized sofa beds in the living area. Located in Kamari, less than 500 meters from the beach and a short walk to the open-air cinema. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 31530)
Vedema Resort – Megalochori
Family friendly, five-star resort with spacious suites, a fantastic restaurant, and a pool in a medieval village in the heart of Santorini’s wine country. Vedema Resort offers 1- and 2-bedroom suites and 3-bedroom villas interspersed with gardens, which create much more privacy than you’ll find in any caldera hotel. Located within the traditional village of Megalochori, there are several restaurants, shops, and tasting rooms within walking distance, plus Vedema offers free transportation to Fira and Perivolos Beach. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 81796)
Gabbiano Apartments – Oia
A small collection of just 3 apartments, all with fully-equipped kitchenettes, private outdoor jacuzzis, stellar caldera views, and highly personalized service. Guests have the option of adding breakfast to their stays or booking the apartments only. The location is within an easy walk of the center of Oia and all of its dining, shopping, and best-loved attractions. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 72107)
Kamares Apartments – Fira
Wonderful, cave-style apartments with kitchenettes, stunning caldera views over the volcano, and large terraces, most with private jacuzzis. The Deluxe Apartment is the largest, sleeping up to 4 guests. A complimentary, a la carte breakfast is served to each apartment daily. Located in a quiet corner of Fira, yet only a 4-minute walk from the heart of the village. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 28110)
Kalestesia Suites – Akrotiri
Wonderful family-friendly, hotel with a pool, game room, and spa. The split level Deluxe Family Suites are the largest, with a queen-sized bed on 1 floor and 2 singles on the other, plus a sofa bed in the living room, a kitchenette, and a private terrace with caldera views. The Luxury Suite is smaller but with a similar configuration and a private, rooftop jacuzzi. Breakfast is included in the room rate, and their pool bar and restaurant offer a great selection of kid-friendly favorites, like pizza. Great value for money. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 85097)
Affordable, family-owned hotel (the family lives onsite) surrounded by lush gardens a short walk from the heart of Fira, but removed from the crowds. The Quadruple Rooms comfortably sleep 4 guests with a queen bed on the main floor and 2 single beds in the loft. The space is cozy but well-organized for efficient use of space. Service is warm and attentive. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 28923)
Santellini Hotel – Kamari Beach
Cheerful, affordable hotel with a pool just a short walk from family-friendly Kamari Beach, the open air cinema, and plenty of shops, dining, and water sport centers. This mid-range/budget hotel offers 5 Maisonettes with pool views, each with a queen bed in the loft and 2 single sofa beds on the main floor. A homemade breakfast buffet is included in the room rate, plus they have an all-day pool bar serving drinks and light meals.(Hotel phone: +30 22860 28866)
San Giorgio Villas – Fira
Family-owned, budget hotel with a pool on a quiet side street in Fira, just a 5-minute walk to the caldera, dining, attractions, and the bus station. The cheapest hotel with quality family rooms in Fira, San Giorgio offers triple and quadruple rooms, with the deluxe and superior categories recently renovated. For stays of 3 nights or more, they offer complimentary port or airport transfers. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 23516)
Merovigliosso Apartments – Imerovigli
The best budget hotel for families in Imerovigli, boasting a great location, a small pool, and partial caldera views. 1-bedroom Deluxe and Luxury Apartments sleep up to 4 with 1 queen bed and 2 sofa beds, a jetted bathtub, and kitchenettes. A continental breakfast is delivered daily to each apartment’s private balcony. Just steps from great restaurants and the bus stop. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 25950)
The best value hotel for families in Oia. There’s a nice pool with a large deck and sun chairs. Shops and restaurants are a 5-minute walk away. There is a 1-bedroom with hot tub and caldera views and the 1-bedroom with sea view (facing the opposite way of the caldera) is a great deal if you’re looking for something cheaper. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 71410)